How A Mountain Was Made – Dr. Greg Sarris

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Date(s) - Wednesday, February 27, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa

How A Mountain Was Made - Dr. Greg Sarris

Dr. Greg Sarris
How A Mountain Was Made

Dr. Greg Sarris will discuss his latest book, How a Mountain Was Made.

In the tradition of Calvino’s Italian Folktales, Greg Sarris, author of the award-winning novel Grand Avenue, turns his attention to his ancestral homeland of Sonoma Mountain in Northern California.

A recent review calls the book, “Stunning…. Neither an arid anthropological text nor another pseudo-Indian as-told-to fabrication. Instead, Sarris has breathed new life into these ancient Northern California tales and legends, lending them a subtle, light-hearted voice and vision.”—Scott Lankford, Los Angeles Review of Books

Dr. Greg Sarris is currently serving his thirteenth term as Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. He holds the Graton Rancheria Endowed Chair in Writing and Native American Studies at Sonoma State University, and his publications include Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts (1993), Grand Avenue (1994), and Watermelon Nights (1999). Greg lives and works in Sonoma County. Visit his website at

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